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Terms of Trade Shocks and the Current Account in Small Island States

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  • Santos-Paulino, Amelia U.

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This paper investigates the dynamic relationship between terms of trade shocks and the current account in selected small islands developing states. The findings show that the terms of trade explain a significant proportion of the variation in the current account balances. Also, the current account balances reflect a J-curve type reaction to terms of trade innovations. Real output also reacts negatively to changes in the terms of trade.

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper RP2007/20.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:rp2007-20

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Keywords: terms of trade shocks; current account balance; panel data; vector autoregression; VAR;

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  1. Uz, Idil & Ketenci, Natalya, 2010. "Current account and relative prices: cointegration in the presence of structural breaks in emerging economies," MPRA Paper 27467, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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